Q: What are genetically modified (GM) organisms and GM foods?
A: Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms that have their genetic material (DNA) altered, although not naturally. The technology is usually referred to as “modern biotechnology” or “gene technology”, in some cases also “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”. It lets selected individual genes be transferred from a certain organism into another, as well as between non-related species. These methods are utilized to come up with GM plants – which are then used to grow GM food crops.